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Welcoming Our Spring 2015 Outdoor Leader Semester Students

Yesterday our Spring 2015 Outdoor Leader Semester students arrived at base to start their 65-day adventure in Costa Rica and Panama. Nine students are joining us from California, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Vermont, Washington and Canada. “I have always been very physical, and I love the outdoors… so Outward Bound [Costa Rica] was a natural […] Read More >


Communications & Marketing Internship in Costa Rica: Summer 2015

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Who We Are Founded in 1994, Outward Bound Costa Rica School offers a range of experiential education programs promising challenging physical activities across Costa Rica and Panama with a focus on personal development, leadership, and cultural immersion. Participants include mostly high school and college-age young people […] Read More >


Girl Scouts travel to Costa Rica to participate in a service adventure [VIDEO]

Every year Girl Scouts travel to Costa Rica to participate in service adventures. This December, Girl Scout troop 5644 from Virginia joined us in Costa Rica for a customized Group Program. During their eight-day course, the girls made a difference in local communities while participating in culturally-rich service projects working with the indigenous Cabecar population in […] Read More >


¡Bienvenido a Wade! OBCR’s New Communications and Marketing Intern

Outward Bound Costa Rica is thrilled to welcome our new Communications and Marketing Intern, Wade Angeli, to our communications team! Wade will be assisting the team with program outreach, enrollment, creating marketing materials, managing social media, and blogging. He looks forward to using his skills and experience to promote OBCR. Wade Angeli Hometown: Centreville, VA Education: […] Read More >


How to Save a Life: First Aid, CPR and AED Certification Training

One of the most basic certifications that we require for all instructors at Outward Bound is the First Aid, CPR and AED certification. This is one of the seven internationally recognized certifications that participants on our Outdoor Leader Semester course earn. This certification is also featured on some of our Gap Year & Semester programs as well as […] Read More >


¡Bienvenida a Gabriella! OBCR’s New Enrollment Manager

Outward Bound Costa Rica is thrilled to welcome our new Enrollment Manager, Gabriella Subia Smith to our communications team! Gabriella will be responsible for managing and developing student enrollment for OBCR’s Summer Expeditions, Gap Year & Semester Courses, and Girl Scout Destinations. She looks forward to using her skills and experience to inspire and guide […] Read More >


Featured Alumni Ambassador: Becca Phillips

We’re always proud to hear about our Outward Bound Costa Rica alumni and their amazing accomplishments. Participants of our Alumni Ambassador program help spread the word about their life-changing experiences on course. If you would like to join the team and be a featured alumnus on our blog, start by filling out our Alumni Ambassador […] Read More >


Girl Scouts serve local communities, soak up culture and adventure with Venture & Volunteer

This past week, 25 Girl Scouts joined us in Costa Rica for our Venture & Volunteer Girl Scout Destinations program. During their time in the land of ‘Pura Vida,’ the Girl Scouts worked alongside community members in the culturally rich region of Talamanca to repair a local school and complete other service projects. “I enjoyed […] Read More >


Featured Alumni Ambassador: Maddie Ebest

We’re always proud to hear about our Outward Bound Costa Rica alumni and their amazing accomplishments. Participants of our Alumni Ambassador program help spread the word about their life changing experiences on course. If you would like to join the team and be a featured alumnus on our blog, start by filling out our Alumni […] Read More >


‘Twas the Night Before Navidad

Merry Christmas from all of us at Outward Bound Costa Rica! Curious what the holiday season is like for us on our rainforest base? We scripted this poem to give you some insight. Enjoy! Read More >


Costa Rican Christmas Tamales Recipe in 7 Easy Steps

In Costa Rica, one of the most time-honored and delicious holiday traditions is Christmas tamales. For generations, Tico families have marked the holiday season by preparing tamales, a dish of seasoned meat rolled in cornmeal dough and wrapped in banana leaves, to share with family members and friends. Throughout the month of December it is […] Read More >


Discover Your Potential with Our Outdoor Leader Semester [VIDEO]

  Our Fall 2014 Outdoor Leader Semester students finish their course today. They have spent the past 65 days with us, training in seven internationally-recognized outdoor certifications in Costa Rica and Panama. We have been privileged to watch their personal growth and are so proud of all they have accomplished. We recently sat down with them […] Read More >


Farewell to Our Fall 2014 Coast to Coast Expedition Semester Students!

Today we bid a bittersweet farewell to our Coast to Coast Expedition Semester students. The students spent 85 days on course with us, challenging themselves with activities in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua while stepping out of their comfort zone and immersing themselves in Central American culture. As the cornerstone activity of the course, the […] Read More >


Outdoor Leader Semester Student Update: December 4th

Our Outdoor Leader Semester students recently completed the rafting phase of their course, spending several days forging the Pejibaye and Sarapiqui rivers while learning about the leadership elements of raft guiding. “Changing rivers was awesome because we got to see the differences between them,” said Pedro S. from Caracas, Venezuela. Their exploration of the rivers […] Read More >


Featured Alumni Ambassador: Hannah Stuart

We’re always proud to hear about our Outward Bound Costa Rica alumni and their amazing accomplishments. Participants of our Alumni Ambassador program help spread the word about their life changing experiences on course. If you would like to join the team and be a featured alumnus on our blog, start by filling out our Alumni […] Read More >


Coast to Coast Semester Student Update: November 26th

  Our Coast to Coast Expedition Semester students are back on our rainforest base today after completing course phases in Nicaragua and Panama. We posted their latest photos on Facebook and are excited to share more updates here. In Nicaragua, the students experienced the country’s unique culture by spending time with local families, making traditional […] Read More >


Outdoor Leader Semester Student Update: November 11

Our Outdoor Leader Semester students returned to our rainforest base yesterday after completing a 10-day hiking phase through Central Costa Rica. During their trek the students pushed their limits while hiking through the rainforest and mountains, camping under tarps and staying with local families in the town of Piedras Blancas. “It’s an experience unlike anything I’ve ever […] Read More >


How to Recycle in Costa Rica

Here at Outward Bound Costa Rica we love the Earth. We love the fresh mud that covers our trails as we trek out in the morning. We love the roaring rapids that greet our raft as we embark down the Pacuare River. We love the lush green of the rainforest that surrounds us as morning […] Read More >


Featured Alumni Ambassador: Mia Blackwell

We’re always proud to hear about our Outward Bound Costa Rica alumni and their amazing accomplishments. Participants of our Alumni Ambassador program help spread the word about their life changing experiences on course. If you would like to join the team and be a featured alumnus on our blog, start by filling out our Alumni […] Read More >


Work for OBCR: Spring 2015 Communications & Marketing Intern

Our Organization Founded in 1994, Outward Bound Costa Rica offers a range of experiential education programs promising challenging physical activities across Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama with a focus on personal development, leadership, and cultural immersion. Our Communications Office is a collaborative team of four responsible for all communications, sales, marketing and customer service tasks […] Read More >